The Minister of State for Agriculture, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, has charged all fish farmers in the nation to tow the way of technology, as it has the potential to improve their harvest and yield.
In a statement issued by the Special Adviser on Media to the Minister, George Oji, Lokpobiri stressed the need for fish farmers to embrace technology available in fish farming as that remains the only way to end fish importation into the country.
The Minister also noted that his ministry was willing and ready to work and partner with fish farmers in the country to boost the aqua culture facet of the agricultural sector in the country.
According to him “The ministry will do everything legally possible to collaborate with you, including in the area of policy support to ensure that the huge gap in fish production in the country is bridged”.
“If we partner you, you will be able to upscale your production and bridge the huge gap in local fish consumption as well as the large export potentials that abound in the country,” the minister added .